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Old 19-03-2020, 02:26 PM   #51
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A torque converter is designed to slip, that is why they are used in much heavier vehicles, particularly those designed to go forward and backward endlessly all day every day for years on end. It is for this reason that the oil used is pretty special and changed at the required interval.

The little clutches in DSG boxes don't like it, particularly creeping in traffic, this is not a huge secret. Throw in heavier vehicles, inclines and additional loads (as an example, towing) and low speed creeping and it's no surprised they don't like it. It is well covered online.

I'm not too concerned about this or that on a track, that is a wholly different application and down to personal taste.
torque converters are not designed to just slip the car wouldn't move and excess slip cause them to overheat and sign of a problem, free wheeling isn't the same a slippage, they are designed to transmit torque and slip while accelerating then they use a clutch lock to stop slip,

you can cherry pick info from the internet to say anything, but meanwhile in the real world experience says differently, I know countless people in Europe paricualry that only drive VAG cars with the DSG box and never heard anyone say anything other than as already mentioned the hesitation issue, I neven known anyone having to change the clutch packs either,

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Old 19-03-2020, 02:50 PM   #52
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For me kickdown is the most exciting part on the auto 😲🤪😎 That being said, we has a courtesy Corsa once, it had something like an electronically actuated manual transmission which was scaring the **** out of me every when was downshifting on downhill gradients.
It's got better, however considering the vehicle is a re-branded 208... I'll let you judge how it is.
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Old 20-03-2020, 10:26 AM   #53
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Absolutely buy a manual. It's great theft protection.

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Drove a Fabia today that was 4 years old with dsg, it was horrible. Thumps fromgoing between drive and reverse and if you put it in drive on a slope it would roll backwards until you found the bite point.
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Drove a Fabia today that was 4 years old with dsg, it was horrible. Thumps fromgoing between drive and reverse and if you put it in drive on a slope it would roll backwards until you found the bite point.
it should do that it's a electronicly controled manual box, but autos will do the same on a steep enough hill too,
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it should do that it's a electronicly controled manual box, but autos will do the same on a steep enough hill too,
I've never had that with a proper auto and i have driven plenty.
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I've never had that with a proper auto and i have driven plenty.
I've driven plently too and experienced it a lot in the mountains especialy reversing up inclines,
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